UAPB Agriculture Field Day Set for September 17

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

AGFD_IMG_0233EDThe University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Field Day will be Thursday, Sept. 17, at the UAPB Agriculture Research Station on Oliver Road, off University Drive.

The field day begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration and welcoming remarks at 8:30 a.m. Tractor tours will take participants to educational stops. The first tour leaves at 9 a.m. and the last one at 10:30 a.m. Research scientists and Extension specialists will be at each stop to explain their research, give updates and answer questions.

Demonstration stop topics include sweet potatoes, rice disease, peppers, cowpeas, woody ornamentals, high tunnels and livestock. Some of the specific topics at the stops will be summer squash in high tunnels, late planted summer pinto bean varieties in southern Arkansas, mixed species stocking and management of cattle and goats, and effects of nitrogen, boron and zinc fertilizers and previous cover crops on sweet potatoes.

Participants will visit the sweet potato foundation seed/biotechnology greenhouse, the value-added products center and the high tunnels.

Lunch will be provided by Tyson Foods, Inc. but only with a ticket included with registration materials.

Registration is free, but pre-registration is requested to aid in planning. To pre-register, contact Margaret Taylor at (870) 575-7144 or taylorml@uapb.edu. On-site registration ends at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 17.

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